The Leaders

Dan Kennedy

Beaumont, Co. Dublin

Bachelor, Dan lives with his mother Kay (79) in their family home in Beaumont. He admits to being spoilt rotten by his mother, who still does all his cooking, washing and ironing. Dan works part time as an administrator for the Athletic Union League and also volunteers with FAI looking after members of the national football team when they are in Dublin.

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Lucy Dillon

Clonmellon, Co. Meath

Young mum, Lucy spends her time juggling her job as a hotel reservation executive, helping her father to run the family business and caring for her daughter Molly (1) alongside her partner Conor. Lucy has always battled with her weight but it has been particularly hard since losing her mother Therese.

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Noeleen Lynam

Raharney, Co. Westmeath

Single lady, Noeleen is a primary school vice-principal living in Co. Westmeath. She has gained 2 stone in 2 years and feels that if she doesn’t get a handle on it now, she never will. As a teacher, Noeleen hopes to be a role model for the children in her school.

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Clare Scanlan

Monagea, Co.Limerick

Working mum, Clare, is originally from West Cork, but moved to Limerick when she married Tom. They have two children Liam (11) and Caoimhe (10). Clare works in telesales for a food wholesaler. Clare has struggled with her weight all her life, putting on a bit of weight after each pregnancy. Clare hopes that tackling her weight will be the first step in learning to feel happy and start enjoying life again.

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John Conmy

Bangor Erris, Co. Mayo

Restaurant owner, John (47) is from Bangor Erris in Co. Mayo, where he lives with his wife Evonne and daughter Amber Lillie (5). John is now head chef of his own restaurant Fun Bobby’s Bistro in Belmullet. His weight started to rise as he worked long hours surrounded by food. John admits that days spent picking at food are also often followed by a few social pints after work.

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